Crimson – #DailyHaikuChallenge

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Crimson glistening

As shivers Dance on the breeze

Sweet Autumn painting

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To take part in the Daily Haiku Challenge see  The Original Post from Day One

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Day 317 / 365

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~Morgan~

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Beautiful Photograph found on Google.  Credit Gratefully Acknowledged to the Original Photographer. Thank You~

In The Lime Light – #FantasyAuthor #CharacterSpotlight – Melissa Sasina

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Today I am sharing a Character Interview by fellow fantasy author Melissa Sasina.  Let me tell you a little bit about her book.

Everything had been taken from her: her family, her home, and nearly her life. Now, two years later, Mæja is still haunted by what the Empire did to her. But a new deception is afoot: the Empire is seeking five sacred treasures to reawaken the dark god, Loki, which could plunge all of Midgard into irreparable darkness. With betrayal fresh in mind, she seeks to reclaim the ancient treasures before they fall into enemy hands. She is joined by the pirate Ril and his accomplice Mjrn, as well as roguish rebels Connor and Linkyn. Their unlikely alliance is now the only defense against an Empire that could destroy all of Midgard. Embark with Mæja on a treasure hunt of epic proportions….

Now let me tell you a little about her character Ril: (The portrait above was drawn by Melissa!)
Ril is a snarky pirate with an airship called The Sacred Hart. He first joins Maeja in the hopes of getting the rare treasure of Odin’s ring, Draupnir, from her. Ril has a love for anything of wealth and can be a bit guarded about his past.

Let’s start off simple. What is your name?  *sits book down* Ril.

That’s it? Just Ril?  I prefer Ril. After all, what respectable pirate walks around named Ril’Hounithra?

Didn’t know pirates could be respectable. So, did you always want to be a thief?  Tch. Don’t mix me with common thieves. I am a pirate.

Thief, pirate, what’s the difference? I have an airship. And, no, I didn’t always want to be a pirate. However, an opportunity presented itself and I would have been a fool to turn it down. I got the escape I wanted. *smiles smugly*

It is said that your airship was your first act of piracy. Is that true? Yes. I stole The Sacred Hart right out from under the Empire’s nose. They never saw it coming.

That weapon you carry called a mage gun, have you used it much? No, and I would prefer not to. I really do detest bloodshed. I’d rather not soil my cuffs if possible.

Are mage guns common where you are from?  They are quite rare. This was the only one I’ve found intact. The High Order of mages ruled them dangerous and it’s forbidden to make more. After all, the town of Rhudan was leveled to ruins in an explosion making their bullets. It’s hard to find mages willing to make my ammunition.

I see you have purple tipped hair. Is that something that is natural for your race, or something you’ve done yourself?  Adding color to one’s hair is something those of us with higher class enjoy doing. Although…I have been considering letting it just grow out.

You said that adding color to hair is something the upper class enjoy. Does that mean you are of a higher class?  Of course. How could you assume anything less? *straightens the cuffs of his sleeves*

What about those colorful stones hanging from your ears? Do they have any significance?  They’re called speakstones and they allow me to get in touch with my contacts when I need certain information, or to ask for a favor.

So, tell me, is there any special treasure in particular that you have your eye on?  *grins* Of course. Such a rare and beautiful treasure. Unfortunately, I cannot divulge any more information on this subject.

What sort of hobbies might a pirate such as yourself have when not stealing away rare treasures?  I quite enjoy a good book. I have quite the collection in my quarters.

Do you have a favorite book?  Many, but I’ve always held a fondness for “One Hundred and One Tales of Odd Nese.”

Wait. Isn’t that a storybook for children? Tch. Never dismiss a classic.

How about your traveling companions? What are your thoughts on each of them?  Maeja is an intriguing woman, a stubborn challenge I am quite enjoying. Connor and Linkyn are more trouble than they are worth most times and horribly foul mouthed. As for Mjrn, she is the perfect accomplice. She handles The Sacred Hart well when I need her to.

One last question. You seem to take pleasure in stirring up trouble. Why is that?  *grin broadens* I’m a pirate. It’s what I do. Where’s the fun in behaving?

Well, I’m afraid that’s all we have time for today. It’s been a pleasure talking to you.  Of course it has. *picks book up and returns to reading*

Melissa  was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and has always been a traveler in her own fantasy worlds. Her love for writing began in her childhood and never let up, leading to the creation of several short stories. Inspired by the words of her High School English teacher, Melissa decided to pursue her passion for the magical as an adult and has since then published two series, The Priestess Trilogy and The Chronicles of Midgard, with a third in the works. When not writing, she enjoys video and tabletop gaming, drawing, and procrastinating on the internet. Melissa still lives in Ohio with her husband and son, although one day she would love to travel the world to the places that are the inspiration behind her writing.

Please Visit Melissa at her Social Media places:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authormelissasasina/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MelissaSasina
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/melissasasina/Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Melissa-Sasina/e/B005E9Y7VU/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1504209862&sr=8-1

~Morgan~

#FridayFantasy – Painted – #DailyHaikuChallenge

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Singing in the void

Painted on the shining breeze

Memory of olde

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To take part in the Daily Haiku Challenge see  The Original Post from Day One

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Day 316 / 365

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~Morgan~

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Beautiful Photograph found on Google.  Credit Gratefully Acknowledged to the Original Photographer. Thank You~

2017 #VirtualFantasyCon – Where Magic Rules!

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I am so excited to share the news with you !!  October 15-21, 2017 I will be participating in this years #VirtualFantasyCon, along with MANY other talented Fantasy Authors.  It gives us all an opportunity to share our books with readers around the world and to learn more about each other as well.  
I will soon be sharing a Facebook Event Page link to a page where you will be able to find information about my Epic YAFantasy (if you don’t already know as much as I do!) I will also be running a few fun games and contests throughout the week, as well as a Stellar Giveaway with FREE BOOKS  🙂  (No Really!!)
So my question right now is: What would you like to know about #DarkFey that you don’t know now?
Be sure to keep watching….More to come as the time draws closer!
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Thank you for sharing my excitement…and sharing the word round with any Fantasy readers you may know.
~Morgan~

#FridayFantasy – Kiss of Silence

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Kiss of Silence

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He Speaks to me

In the Hush of Night

In Blissful Tranquility’s

Ethereal Light

Speaking Soft

In the Moonlight’s Glow

Kiss of Silence

Rushing Slow

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~Morgan~

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Beautiful Original Artwork by:  mary-espen at deviantart.com

Conspire – #DailyHaikuChallenge

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Shimmers of warm Balm

Conspiratory Blessing

Transforming to Gold

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To take part in the Daily Haiku Challenge see  The Original Post from Day One

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Day 315 / 365

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~Morgan~

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Beautiful Photograph found on Google.  Credit Gratefully Acknowledged to the Original Photographer. Thank You~

#Fairies, #Myths, & #Magic Author Spotlight Guest Posts – “The Search for His Soulmate,” by Cynthia Morgan — ✨Colleen Chesebro ✨Fairy Whisper✨

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Welcome to my Author Spotlight Guest Posts I have started a new feature on my blog, called Author Spotlight – Guest Posts. As you can see from the image above, I am looking for themed posts about fairies, myths, and magic. If you are an interested author and would like to be featured on my blog, […]

via #Fairies, #Myths, & #Magic Author Spotlight Guest Posts – “The Search for His Soulmate,” by Cynthia Morgan — ✨Colleen Chesebro ✨Fairy Whisper✨

So Delighted to be in the spotlight on the Amazing Colleen Chesebro’s blog today 🙂

#ThankfulThursday #Reblogs – Ghost Within — breathwords

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via Ghost Within — breathwords

I just love this 🙂 Such depth and scope in so few words!  If you haven’t visited Breathwords blog, do stop by…there’s always something marvelous to behold!

#ThankfulThursday #Reblogs – Ask the blogger: how did you get so many followers?

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I recently received a random email from someone I didn’t know, however I chose to read it and am so glad I did. Low and Behold, I’ve met a new blogger who had this simple, yet befuddling, question to ask and in the process of answering, have made a new friend 🙂 Thanks Milly!

Milly Schmidt

I went out on a limb and contacted some of my greatest blogging idols to see if a few of them might like to lend us some of their wisdom in response to the one question we’re all thinking about: how the hell did you get so many followers?

To be honest, I wasn’t sure I’d get many replies. Surely these bloggers (with their thousands of followers) are far too busy to answer the many questions, emails and comments they must get every day? Turns out I completely underestimated how LEGEN – wait for it… no really you have to wait for it… sorry just a little longer – DARY these bloggers really are. Because who would answer an email from a random quote-seeking newbie like me?

Legends. That’s who.

So instead of digesting, paraphrasing and regurgitating some of their responses to make the perfect introduction, I thought I’d move aside and let the bloggers do…

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Ovation – #Love #Poetry

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Ovation

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All the Beauty of the world
Could not in its merest measure
Compare to the Beauty I See in You.

All the Light in the Vast Heavens
Could not by its Infinite Splendor
Shine as Magnificently as the Sparkle of Your Eyes.

All the Serenading Songs on Earth,
Of Love, Of Hope, Of Joy Sublime,
Could Ring one True Note
Played against the Enchantment of Your Voice.

All the Breathtaking works of Art
In All the Treasuries, In All the Vaults,
Could cause one single Shiver in me
When Measured to Your Most Exquisite Hands.

All that could Ever be Sweet and Fine,
Of Luxurious Melody and Angelic Rhyme,
Of Passions Blazing and Desires Fair,
Stand Mute, Broken, and beneath Compare
To the Slightest Glimpse of Your Handsomeness,
O How My Heart Yearns Only for This,
To Linger near You, night and day,
To drift in Your Embrace for Years of Days.
How I Delight in Your Most Tempting Smile,
That Sends Dizziness Tingling all the While
You Stare at me, Sweet Intoxication,
How my Love Desires to Give Ovation,
To You, Dear Love, Again and Again,
Through Infinite Time,
Forever,
Without End.

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~Morgan~
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Beautiful Original Artwork By: Karol Bak

Trumpet – #DailyHaikuChallenge

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Towering Trumpet

Heralds the Autumnal sky

With Bright Claret tones

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To take part in the Daily Haiku Challenge see  The Original Post from Day One

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Day 314 / 365

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~Morgan~

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Beautiful Photograph found on Google.  Credit Gratefully Acknowledged to the Original Photographer. Thank You~

#WordlessWednesday – The Martian Peaks

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The Red landscape atop Pikes Peak reminded both Eric and I of Mars.
We rode the Cog Train up to the peak, strolled around while it snowed, then rode back down 🙂

~Morgan~

First Kiss – #RomanticTuesday #Love #Poetry

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Touch me with Your Most Alluring Hands,

Send my Senses reeling

To Heights I cannot Understand,

Passion Ablaze in Your Lightest Touch,

Hearts Pounding,

Fervor Resounding,

Delirium Deliciously Spinning Too Much

As Blossoms Cascade

Through Inhibition’s cherade

The First Kiss of Love’s Delirious Rush!

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~Morgan~
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Beautiful Original Artwork by: Laura Blank  Please visit her Beautiful website:  www.blankstudio.com 

Velvet Night – #RomanticTuesday #DailyHaikuChallenge

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Velvet night Singing

As our Love Sweetly conspires

Time ceases to Be

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To take part in the Daily Haiku Challenge see  The Original Post from Day One

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Day 314 / 365

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~Morgan~

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Beautiful Photograph found on Google.  Credit Gratefully Acknowledged to the Original Photographer and models. Thank You~